Some of the most famous racing GT at this time was the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB with a short wheelbase of 2400 mm. 176 copies were built using steel and aluminum in the road («Lusso») and finishes the race. Engine power ranged from 240 l / s (177 kW) to 280 l / s (206 kW).
The development of 250 GT Berlinetta SWB engaged in such experienced riders as Bizzarini Giotto, Carlo Chiti, and Mauro Forzhieri Young, who also created the 250 GTO. Disc brakes were installed on the first racing Ferrari GT, and the combination of low weight, high power and balanced suspension made the car very competitive. First presented in Paris in October 1959.
In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the car in seventh place in the ranking of the best sports cars of the 1960s. Journal of Motor Trend Classic car awarded fifth place in the list of the ten "best Ferrari of all time."